Horlicks

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From William Horlick, founder. Term extended as euphemism for bollocks (mess).

Proper noun[edit]

Horlicks

  1. (chiefly UK) a malted milk hot bedtime drink

Noun[edit]

Horlicks (plural Horlicks)

  1. (euphemistic, chiefly UK, slang) bollocks – a muddle, hash or balls-up

Verb[edit]

Horlicks (third-person singular simple present Horlickses, present participle Horlicksing, simple past and past participle Horlicksed)

  1. (euphemistic, chiefly UK, slang) to make a hash (of something); to make a Horlicks of.

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